Thursday, 14 November 2013

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest

Boston, Massachusetts' Boston Beer Company is the source of the Samuel Adams Oktoberfest, an Oktoberfest lager. SAO is sold in 355mL bottles and contains 5.5% alcohol. It's a handsome caramel-coloured brew topped with a lovely but short-lived off white head. It has a solid toasty malt aroma--this is explained by the label's assertion that this beer "blends 5 roasted malts".

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest is malty and sweet to start, replete with toffee notes. The finish is both grainy and relatively bitter. Well toasted notes throughout give this one a pleasant campfire feel.

This is a pretty flavourful and interesting brew, yet one that is light enough to be able to knock back a few (don't drink and drive!). A bit less toffee sweetness might have worked better for me--it is a lager and not an English-style pale ale after all.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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